Seborrhea Is A Skin Condition That Occurs In Humans And Animals

Seborrhea is a skin condition that occurs in humans and animals. It is also called seborrheic dermatitis. It's a common cause of flaky skin and greasy coats in dogs. The condition can be found in the folds of a dog's skin, on the face, and around other parts of the body that are packed with sebaceous glands. A dog with sebororrhea will experience scaling and flaking of the skin in various folds of its body. These folds can be seen on the feet, neck, lips, armpits, thighs, and under the belly where there are many sebrene glands. Seborrhea is categorized as either primary or secondary. The following dog breeds are prone to primary seborrinhea: Labrador, Golden Retriever, and Pomeranian. Secondary seborrihea is common in dogs and is caused by one or more skin problems. Dogs may be more susceptible to secondary seborrrhea if they have the following problems causing irritable skin: Allergies, endocrine disorders and hormonal imbalances. Primary seborraghea can be managed with a medicated bath using an anti-seborrhenic shaver. Vitamin A or retinoids may be used to support skin health and regeneration. Never use medicated shampoos on dogs used on humans. Treatment may take weeks to months depending on the severity of the dermatological condition. Most endocrine conditions require lifelong treatment and management. If the endocrine condition is under control, Sebrhea should not return (except if it has a different cause). Dogs with bacterial skin infections will need antibiotics. Dogs with severe allergies may need to be treated with allergy injections for months to years. Always keep your dog on flea control all year long to prevent scratches that can lead to infection. . . .

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